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Congress Likely to Pass Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote this week on Senate-passed legislation that would allow families of the Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for liability in the attacks. Rep. Peter King of New York, the House sponsor …

Supreme Court to Hear Eurail Case on Foreign Entity Liability

The new Supreme Court term will include high-level discussions of affirmative action, free association and religious liberty. But the first Monday in October is starting with a suit about a Eurail pass. Specifically, the court will consider whether selling a …

Florida Supreme Court: UCF Athletic Association Entitled to Sovereign Immunity

A private corporation that runs the University of Central Florida’s athletic program won’t have to pay $10 million to the family of a football player who died during practice, the Florida Supreme Court ruled May 28. The court ruled the …

Kentucky Man Falsely Identified As Drug Offender Seeks Lost Wages

A northern Kentucky man says a case of mistaken identity cost him thousands in pay and the respect of family and friends. Dana J. Davis said he found out his photo was distributed in an online newsletter put together by …

Court Says Military Contractors Not Entitled to Automatic Sovereign Immunity

KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. are not automatically immune from claims by military service members suing over health damage from the contractors’ burn pits, a federal appeals court ruled, reversing a lower court. KBR is entitled to immunity “only if …

Prison Case Tests Liability of Private Workers Doing Government Work

The Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case on the liability of employees of private companies that operate state and federal prisons, a case defense lawyers worry could open the floodgates for suits against other employees working under …